A police officer in Carbondale, Illinois was shot just before midnight on Sunday, and officials there saying he is currently in serious condition.
According to investigators, the officer heard gunshots while on patrol.
As the officer drove toward the scene, a vehicle was seen driving away, and the officer began to chase the vehicle.
Several shots were fired from the suspect’s car and that’s when the officer was hit.
We understand that officer has been taken to a St. Louis-area hospital.
The investigation is now being led by the Illinois State Police.